Warzone 2: Best Assault Rifles & Their Loadouts

Learn about the Best Assault rifles currently being used in Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0 Meta.

Assault rifles are the main go-to weapons players choose because they are best in all ranges. Similar to our ranking of the best snipers and LMGs in Warzone 2.0, we have listed the top best assault rifles that are available in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 so far. They are based on how well they perform in each range and how easy to use they will be. Loadout builds that properly complement each weapon will also be included.


Key Highlights

  • Assault rifles are the main go-to weapons players choose because they are best in all ranges.
  • People tend to play with the M16 via its amazing burst power, but they have nerfed it this time.
  • You can think of Kastov-545 as an assault rifle that packs the ability of an SMG.
  • Easily one of the top 3 meta weapons in the game as of now is M4.
  • The STB-556 is actually the best assault rifle currently in the game.

M16

M16 In Call Of Duty
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: M16 Assault Rifle – Image Captured by eXputer

Choosing a weapon like M16 can be both favorable and risky. Since all of the players know of the M16 from pretty much every Call Of Duty game, they might go for it. They have majorly changed the M16 this time. People tend to play with the M16 via its amazing burst power, but they have nerfed it this time. It might seem like it is a big disadvantage, but it isn’t. 

The developers have balanced the weapon by increasing its recoil control. It will be easy to handle and precise for the player. You can simply aim at people and drill them from far away distances. That is what makes this gun so unique. It is versatile in all ranges if you learn to use it correctly. You might have to adjust to its slow time to kill as it is nerfed now. But other than that, it is an amazing weapon to use. 

You should really give the M16 a try if you are new to the game. Practicing with it in games will help you unlock its attachments faster. You have to build your aim with the gun, and once you have done that, you will be unstoppable. However, you might want to know about the proper attachments for the M16 to make it one of the best assault rifle loadouts in COD Warzone 2.0.

Attachments And Perks

Choose the attachments that fit the M16 best. In your case, you should be looking for attachments that further compliments its burst-style firepower. So for the muzzle, you can rock the Echoless-80, which is the best suppressor for bullet velocity. The Demo Firm Grip is actually a great option for getting that steady aiming stability. You will choose the Sakin ZX Grip as your rear grip and Corio Precio Factory as the Stock. Cronen Mini Pro provides the best sight for such a weapon. 

You cannot separately choose the perks as they come in pre-packages now. You can choose the Vanguard Package. It contains Double Time and Bomb Squad as the base perks, Resupply as the bonus perk, and High Alert as the Ultimate Perk. All these perks will complement the M16 and make it one of the best assault rifle loadouts in COD Warzone 2.0.

Field Upgrade And Equipment

For the field upgrade, you will be going for the Anti Armor Rounds. It provides ammunition for weapons that deal extra damage to targets with armor, including those with vehicles and body armor. It is best suited for a calm yet aggressive playstyle, meaning it will fit this weapon the best. 

Mainly the two pieces of equipment that will best favor you with the M16 are the frag Grenade and the Spotter Scope. You can easily use these to further pre-develop your plan of attack by spotting the enemies firsthand and trying to grenade them. 

M13B

M13B In Call Of Duty WZ2
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: M13B Assault Rifle – Screenshot Grab: eXputer

A new addition to the AR weapon class is the M13B. It was an important addition because of its incredible fire rate in close to mid-combat ranges. It has the fire rate of an SMG and the firepower of an AR. If given a proper chance, it has the potential to finish up enemies quicker than ever. It is the best choice as an assault rifle for beginners in COD Warzone 2.0. 

The developers have added a short-stroke piston system that allows it to give the least amount of recoil while firing the gun. You can easily drill opponents nearby that are looking to rush you. In every close-to-mid-ranged combat, victory can be assured for you if you master the gun. We would go as far as to say that it can probably hold up against entire squads. 

While it has all these advantages, you might want to consider the few drawbacks it has. As discussed before that, it is best in close to mid ranges meaning when it comes to long-range battles, and you easily lose if the other player is wielding a sniper. The damage for an AR is good, but it can not be enough to fight bigger LMGs. But some of these problems can be fixed by choosing the proper attachments.

Attachments And Perks 

While some players have a different opinion on making the gun more long-ranged, you will be well off if you choose a sniper for that specific scenario. Anyways for the muzzle, you can again choose the Echoless-80. The Commando Foregrip is the best under the barrel for such a weapon because it betters the recoil stabilization it already has. Go for the 45 Round Mag, the D37 Grip, and the VLK LZR 7MW as the magazine, rear grip, and laser, respectively. 

This time the perk package you will choose will be the Commando Package, as it is best suited for the weapon’s playstyle. The base perks included are Scavenger and Strong Arm. For the bonus perk, you can use Fast Hands, and you will again be choosing High Alert as your ultimate. All of these abilities will have an insane impact on your game.

Field Upgrade And Equipment 

Choose the Munitions Box as your field upgrade because it will provide you and your teammates with extra bullets that all of you may need towards the end of the battle. Doing this will ensure you are always loaded with extra equipment and ammunition if need be. 

Make sure you are choosing the proper equipment required for the M13B best assault rifle loadout in COD Warzone 2.0. The recommended pieces of equipment include both Semtex and flash grenade, which is the classic pick for players who want to gain an advantage over their opponents even before their match starts. 

TAQ-56 

TAQ 56 In Call Of Duty Wz2
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: TAQ-56 Assault Rifle – Screenshot Captured by eXputer

Now onto a weapon that can be called the jack of all trades. The potential the gun has will be seen by many players throughout the season. It is an incredible force to be reckoned with, but kind of requires additional practice with the weapon in order to fully master it. You may call it a dependable assault rifle in COD Warzone 2.0 as it provides the best selection of attachments you could use. 

You may know the weapon previously as the Scar, and the range the weapon delivers is insane. One could probably use it as a long-range weapon too. Yes, imagine having an AR as your main long ranged weapon. That is how powerful the gun is. It has an amazing accuracy while shooting that makes it easier to completely Lazer targets rushing you. The weapon has one of the best damage as an assault rifle in COD Warzone 2.0. 

There are some drawbacks to it as well, considering how handling the weapon may be difficult for most of the players. It does not really improve mobility but even decreases it in some cases. This is why when compared to meta guns like Kastov-762, people tend not to choose it because of the handling. What you could do is improve upon the handling and mobility of the weapon via the attachments. 

Attachments And Perks 

The perfect set of attachments to improve the handling of the gun includes Harbinger D20 as the muzzle. It even smoothens the recoil. On the barrel, you should be running the 17.5” Tundra Pro Barrel, which improves the Aim Walking speed and stabilization. Equip the Luca Bandera Scope as your optic, which provides a three to eight times sight. You can equip the 40-Round Mag and the Demo IMP- 44 Grip for better recoil stabilization. 

You should be careful with perks here since you might want to be in a camping situation, so choose the perks that specialize in scouting. So you will be choosing the Specter Package, which consists of Base perks such as Double Time and Tracker with a bonus perk called Spotter. The ultimate will be the infamous Ghost perk.

Field Upgrade And Equipment 

The new Suppression Mine is a unique choice for the loadout. It is basically a Trip mine that, when activated, sends out a continuous sound wave to obstruct the opponent’s eyesight and hinder their movement. The field upgrade specializes in confusing the enemy and leaving them defenseless as their sense will be hindered. It is kind of like the flash grenade but with more impact. 

For a better position-wise advantage, you can equip the Drill Charge and Smoke Grenade equipment. Using these will pair well with your perks, such as the Tracker, and give you the advantage over the enemy even in close combat situations.

You will be able to win locations with this equipment in your hands, but you do have to use and time the correctly for better results. These upgrades will make TAQ-56 one of the best assault rifle loadouts in COD Warzone 2.0.

Kastov-545

The Best Kastov-545 Assault Rifle Loadout In COD Warzone 2.0
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: Kastov-545 Assault Rifle – Image Credit Copyright: eXputer

You can think of Kastov-545 as an assault rifle that packs the ability of an SMG. It promotes impeccable taste in weaponry as it literally demolishes your opponents. The Kastov-545 works best at safe distances and can be used to operate on a higher level of a building to gain an advantage over the enemy. It packs quite a punch and deserves to be on the list for these specific reasons. 

The Kastov-545 has an incredible and probably unbeatable fire rate which can render enemies with LMGs useless. It focuses primarily on bullet velocity and the damage range it has. You can hit opponents from farther ranges easily without much worrying about the recoil. You can fire up and crash up the trios easily via this weapon. It will take you a little while to get the hang of it since it is a new gun. 

It may have some disadvantages considering it impacts mobility a lot. You are slowed amazingly because of the heavy design of the weapon. In Russian Roulette, type combats getting that perfect ADS speed can be a little tricky. You must greatly rely on firepower alone to have an impact on opponents. The slowed mobility does makeup quite the impact on your battles. 

Attachments And Perks

For the attachments, you can use the ones that can bring up the mobility just a bit, so it is playable. Mostly the attachments will focus on the recoil by trying to make it a no-recoil gun. For the barrel, equip the Kastovia 406, which provides precision. For the optic, you will opt for the Hybrid Firepoint, and for the stock, you will go for the Kastov Rama stock. Equip the True-Tac Grip and VX Pineapple for the rear grip and under the barrel, respectively. 

Perks can be chosen for scouting purposes so that you have the ability of a bloodhound to track and kill opponents. So you will be going for the Scout Package. It consists of the Scavenger Perk and Strong Arm perk as the base perks. The bonus perk will be the Focus perk. It has the Ghost perk as its ultimate perk. 

Field Upgrade And Equipment

Probably the best field upgrade to go with the loadout is the Battle Rage field upgrade because of the power it gives you as it spikes your adrenaline. It makes your tactical sprint last infinitely or until the timer ends. The constant healing makes it easier for you to rush opponents without having a fear of getting killed easily. Another bonus that comes with it is that the tactical equipment does not work on you. 

The equipment required to make the Kastov-545 one of the best assault rifle loadouts COD Warzone 2.0 is the Proximity Mine and the Stun Grenade. The combination of both works when a team is rushing you. As they get hit by the proximity mine, you can simply use the stun so that all of them cant fire at you. From there on, you just finish them off with your Kastov-545.

Lachmann-556  

LAchmann-556 In Call Of Duty Wz2
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: Lachmann-556 Assault Rifle – Image Captured by us

The meta-gun used in the multiplayer mode of Modern Warfare 2 is also included in Warzone 2.0. It has the same impact it had in the multiplayer mode. With its quick TTK and incredible firepower, it is easily one of the top weapons in the game. It is a very versatile weapon since it can be modified to work in all ranges. Whether it is close combat or long-ranged battles, the Lachmann-556 can do it all. 

With its incredible bullet velocity, it can hold up its own against powerful weapons like the LMG. It was a very hyped weapon in the multiplayer mode because of its fire rate. That made players think that the game developers would probably nerf the weapon when it comes to Warzone 2.0. The developers made it better somehow without many differences from the previous adaptations. 

But the problem of handling the Lachmann-556 is what makes it a balanced weapon. The decrease in the handling of the weapon may require the skills to control it properly. Somehow the weapon still manages to be a great weapon of choice even after that. 

You might get confused about choosing attachments to make it the best assault rifle in COD Warzone 2.0. No need to worry about that since we are here to help you find the correct attachments.

Attachments And Perks

The attachments will primarily focus on the recoil handling of the weapon alongside the damage range. The optic that you will equip will be the iconic Cronen Mini Pro used widely for better aim. The Lachmann Nova is the best barrel you could probably equip for the Lachmann-556. It increases bullet velocity, recoil control, and damage range. Choose the Ftac Ripper 56, Lachmann S9 Factory, and S-Grip Zero as the under-barrel stock and rear grip, respectively.

This time around, the perks that you will be using will focus on just rushing your opponents. The perk package perfect for that scenario is Sentinel Package. The base perks will include the Battle Hardened perk and Bomb Squad perk. The bonus perk will, of course, be Cold-Blooded, as it is much needed for your gameplan. Finally, for the ultimate, you will get the Overclock perk. 

Field Upgrade And Equipment 

In some situations, you get stuck in the open field without covers. If you get trapped, the opponent probably will have cover beforehand. In such scenarios, the best possible field upgrade you could have is the Deployable Cover. It is easily deployable, making it so if you are getting fired at, you can quickly get into cover. The damage it can take will be enough to make the enemy run out of ammo. 

The recommended equipment to make the Lachmann-556 one of the best assault rifle load-outs in COD Warzone 2.0 are the C4 and Snapshot grenade.  You can mostly use the C4 to blast vehicles along with the team in it. And incredibly powerful equipment if you are about to be run over by a car. Snap Grenade will help get those precise locations of the opponents. 

Kastov-762 

Kastov-762 In Call Of Duty Wz2
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: Lachmann-556 Assault Rifle – Screenshot Captured by eXputer

As of now, you may know how powerful the Kastov weapon tree is. All of them possess match-winning strengths. At a time in multiplayer, the Kastov-762 was the number one TTK weapon. Its unique firepower and feel made players use it often in their class setups. The majority of the plays you did with it consisted of rushing and holding up positions with your teammates. 

Now in Warzone 2.0, Kastov-762 is one of the, if not the best, assault rifles in the business. Its amazing firepower is what contributes to its popularity among players. You can literally be the second one to shoot and still win the battle against your foes. The recoil control itself is pretty impressive. You won’t even have to use a secondary weapon in order to finish off your opponents. 

The handling of the weapon just takes a hit, but other than that, there is nothing significant. You can pretty much reduce the low handling stat if you use the correct attachments. Your mobility will not matter since you can shoot from any range, and the other opponent can lose. The ADS is also pretty good, but you will just switch weapons late. 

Attachments And Perks 

You have to be a little careful while choosing the attachment because it can literally change the whole weapon’s main function. You will be starting with the Polarfire-S muzzle that will modify your weapon to a higher class. For the barrel, choose the IG-K30 406MM, as it gives a much better damage range when compared to the other barrels. Attach the Schlager Peo Box IV and VLK 4.0 as your laser and optic, respectively. A 40-round mag will be enough for the weapon.

You can pretty much go with any perk you are comfortable with, but the Warden Perk Package comes with a variety of perks. The Double Time perk and Strong Arm perk will be the base perks. As your bonus perk, you will get Fast Hands. Overclock perk will be the ultimate perk.

Field Upgrade And Equipment 

Recon Drone as your field upgrade is the best possible way to approach your scouting situation. If you have doubts about some location and the UAV shows nothing, the Recon Drone will come in handy. You can manually go and check out the location via your Recon Drone without putting your life in danger. 

The Heartbeat sensor and Molotov will be a good combo to run to make your assault rifle loadout one of the best in COD Warzone 2.0. At the beginning of the game, if you manage to get your loadout, the heartbeat sensor sure comes in clutch. Nobody has a ghost on that early in the game, so you can find the location of a foe easily, especially if they are in close proximity.

M4

The Best M4Assault Rifle Loadout In COD Warzone 2.0
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Easily one of the top 3 meta weapons in the game as of now. M4 is just the main option for most of the players. It is an iconic gun that has been the weapon of choice for COD players for years. Its perfect statistics are what engage players to use it more often. It can be easily upgraded and can help unlock the attachments for other guns as well. 

It can easily cause serious damage to your opponents in just about 5 bullets. That is how powerful the weapon truly is. Mostly it is run as an automatic but using it as a single-shot firing gun is also an option. The quick-fire rate is better than most of the guns, which is why it makes its way easily into the list. There are various amounts of attachments that can be unlocked with the weapon making it a little hard to decide. 

There aren’t many drawbacks to this gun apart from the handling ability of the gun. But even that can be fixed if you manage to choose the right attachments for it. You can tune certain attachments to increase the handling of the weapon if you are concerned about that. Apart from that, the gun is basically overpowered and is rumored to be nerfed soon. 

Attachments And Perks 

The proper attachments for this weapon are what make it so overpowered. You can attach the Echoless-80 for better sound suppression and bullet velocity. A 45-round magazine would be enough to kill multiple enemies at a single moment. Make sure you are using the Hightower 20” Barrel because this is what makes the difference. The VLK 4.0 optic and the Tempus P80 Strike Stock are amazing additions. x

You can pretty much run any strategy with the weapon as long you are using the right perks. The Weapon Specialist package provides an amazing lineup of perks. To start with, you are going to have the Overkill perk and Strong Arm perk as your base perks. You will obtain the Spotter perk as your bonus perk. The Survivor perk will be your ultimate perk. 

Field Upgrade And Equipment 

The Trophy System, as a field upgrade, is a great way to counter tactical equipment. Grenades, C4s or Stuns, everything gets hacked and destroyed when they are thrown at you. It works up to a certain proximity but can be really useful if you are camping. Most of the players just use it on their vehicles so that they are not easily destroyed by attached C4s.

Equipping a Throwing Knife and a Gas Grenade is a risky play. You have to know in which situations both of them truly work. Since most players know how to play with the throwing knife, they use it for trick shots and killing enemies at one hp. They are an amazing way to get cool clips and have fun in the game. Functionality wise it can be used to save bullets by killing a downed opponent with it. 

Kastov-74U 

Kastov-74U In Call OF Duty Wz2
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The last and definitely the best of the Kastov weapon tree is the Kastov-74U. It is a new weapon introduced into the assault rifle weapon class. The Kastov-74U deserves its spot as the almost best assault rifle in COD Warzone. It packs an amazing punch and can be used for medium to short ranges depending on the attachments. It is a masterpiece of a weapon designed to push back enemies by its sheer power.

There are a lot of ways that you can build the Kastov-74U. You can build it primarily as a short-range to a medium-range weapon or a medium to the long-range weapon. That is how versatile this weapon truly is. It has quite a kick to it because of its damaging power. You can make the weapon an absolute beast. Previously the weapon was quite nerfed in long ranges, but that problem is also fixed by the developers.

All the drawbacks concerning the weapons have been revised, as said earlier, but there is one thing. You cannot really call it a drawback, but the only problem people have in choosing the weapon is the competition. Each weapon is far superior to one another in some aspects. None are so overly powerful that you can choose instantly. 

Attachments And Perks

These attachments will make it sort of a short-range to a medium-range gun which is where it’s best at it. Attach the ShortTac 330MM as a barrel will improve upon its damage range. The Echoless 80 as a muzzle will be superior to the rest of the muzzles. Use the FSS Sharkfin 90 to have better control over the weapon. Lastly, attach the Cronen Mini Pro optic and a 45- round magazine to it. 

The perks you should be using must be primarily focused on scanning abilities to find out the whereabouts of various opponents. The perk package you can use is Recon. The base perks contain the Double Time perk and Tracker perk as the base perks. The focus will be the bonus perk in the package. The ultimate is, of course, going to be Birdseye

Field Upgrade And Equipment

A portable cover giving field upgrades like the Deployable Cover is essential for your strategy. It helps not only to cover in front of opponents as they fire but to do clever tricks too. You can deploy it in front of a door so that it is harder for the opponent to get through. You can set up traps alongside so that even if they penetrate it, they won’t expect the traps. Deploying it in front of a vehicle can save your life. 

Tactical equipment like the Stim is really helpful in bringing back your health at crucial times. During hard battles where you are taking damage, you can take a stim and regenerate that lost health. You can gain an advantage over your opponent by doing it. Lethal equipment like the Thermite can give a lot of damage, especially if you hit the enemy directly. They will instantly die if you manage to do that. 

STB-556

Best STB-556 Assault Rifle Loadout In COD Warzone 2.0
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Finally, the most talked about gun right now is the STB-556. It is actually the best assault rifle currently in the game, and no other weapon has managed to stand up against it. The STB-556 has a monstrous fire rate that penetrates through opponents like a hot knife to butter. It has been meta for quite a while now, and some of the players are unaware of the chaos it can create.

Its incredible fire rate makes it the best TTK weapon in the game you can probably equip in your arsenal. Whether you find it as ground loot or equip it in your loadout, you definitely have to try the weapon out.  It has the potential of killing the enemy in a mere second, and that at chest shots. 

There aren’t many drawbacks to it, like even the recoil control is crazy. You can simply call it a no-recoil gun if you have to. There are minor adjustments to be made in the mobility of the gun. That can be simply done by using the right attachments for the weapon loadout. 

Attachments And Perks 

The attachments will make it best in all three ranges. Yes, you read that right. Just equip the Echoless 80 as the muzzle. The barrel should be the 508 MM rear guard. For insane mobility and handling, equip the VLK LZR 7MW, which is good in hip fire accuracy too. Attach the Cronen Mini Pro and a 42-Round Magazine, and you will be good to go. 

The advantages you will be employing this time around will concentrate only on rushing your opponents. Sentinel Bundle is the ideal perk package in that situation. The Battle Hardened and Bomb Squad perks are included in the base perks. Naturally, Cold-Blooded will be the additional benefit as it is crucial to your game plan. You will finally receive the Overclock perk, which is the ultimate.

Field Upgrade And Equipment 

For the final weapon, a field upgrade that will go perfectly with the loadout is Dead Silence. It is used the most by players of the game since, for a specific amount of time, your enemy won’t be able to hear your footsteps at all. So you can be successful in rushing people who are camping the whole game and aren’t budging. 

Your Stb-556 assault rifle loadout will be among the finest in COD Warzone 2.0 if you run the Heartbeat sensor and Molotov together. If you can obtain your loadout early on in the game, the heartbeat sensor is a lifesaver, as discussed before. Early on in the game, no one has a ghost on, making it simple to locate an enemy.

Final Words 

Whether it’s shooting enemies far away from you or enemies that are literally in close quarters with you, assault rifles can get you the kill every time. That is why they are so dependable and especially easy to use. If you are a player that mainly goes for the ARs, you should know about the best assault rifles in COD Warzone 2.0. 

So these are the best assault rifles currently in the game. It sure can be a tough choice to choose assault rifles of this standard. But we hope that we have made it simpler for you to understand and pick the right one. So, after all the knowledge of assault rifles which loadout will you be running?

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